Events

2024 Programs – Upcoming Events

  • Executive Committee Meetings | 1st Thursday of every month (unless otherwise noted)
  • May 22 |Q2 ABTL Report content due (SIGN UP)
  • June 18 |Brown Bag (1 of 2) Hon. Rebecca Church
    State Court (Leadership Development Committee)
  • July 9 | MCLE specialty (2 of 3)
    (Elim Bias/Ethics/Competence)
  • Aug 6 |Q3 BOG mtg/Dinner program
    William Oxley: Juror Attitudes in a Polarized Society | @ Westin Gaslamp
  • Aug 15 | Q3 ABTL Report content due (SIGN UP)
  • Sept 10 | MCLE specialty (3 of 3)
  • (Elim Bias/Ethics/Competence)
  • Sept 24 | Judicial Mixer (Leadership Development Committee)
  • Oct 17-20 | ANNUAL SEMINAR
    Meritage Resort, Napa Valley (INVITE)
  • Oct. 30 |Q4 ABTL Report Content due (SIGN UP)
  • Nov 8, 9, 11 | Mock Trial [Tentative]
  • Nov 12 | Q1 BOG mtg/Dinner program
    Charity Event @ Venue 808
  • Dec 5 | Brown Bag (2 of 2)
    Federal Court (Leadership Development Committee)

2024 Programs – Event Archive

  • Jan 16 | BOG mtg – Athens Board Dinner (Board Members ONLY)
  • Feb 20 | Q1 ABTL Report content due
  • Feb 29 | Q1 BOG mtg/Dinner program (MCLE FORM)
    Attorney General Rob Bonta @ Westin Bay View (Emerald Plaza) (INVITE)
  • Mar 14 | MCLE specialty (1 of 3) (MCLE FORM)
    “Implicit Bias and the Promotion of Bias Reducing Strategies”
    SPEAKERS: Hon. Alicia Y. Blanco, LA Superior Court & Stacie Hausner, Esq., ADR Services
    (1 hour of elimination of bias with focus on implicit bias credit) (INVITE)
  • April 12-14 | JOINT BOARD RETREAT
    Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa (INVITE)
  • May 21 | Q2 BOG mtg/Dinner program (MCLE FORM)
    Julian Andre and Alex Wyman: From Ethical Violations to Criminal Convictions: United States v. Avenatti
    @ Venue 808 (INVITE)

2023 Programs – Event Archive

  • January 24 | Athen’s Market Annual BOG Meeting/Networking Event | CLICK HERE (board members only)
  • January 24 | Margaret McKeown: Citizen Justice – A discussion with 9th Circuit Judge M. Margaret McKeown | CLICK HERE
  • February 21 | Q1 MCLE In-Person Dinner Program
    Justice Guerrero – newest justice to the Supreme Court | at the US Grant Hotel | CLICK HERE
  • February 23 | MCLE Specialty – Elimination of Bias (remote)
    Speaker: Tristan Higgins
  • March 7 | Q1 ABTL Report
  • March 14 | Nuts and Bolts (remote) CLICK HERE
  • March 25 | Bi-Annual Trial Skills Seminar | CLICK HERE
  • April 28-30 | Joint Board Retreat
    Allegretto Vineyard Resort, Paso Robles California | CLICK HERE
  • May 31 | Q2 ABTL Report
  • June 14 | Q2 MCLE In-Person Dinner Program
    Daralyn Durie, lead counsel for California’s 2021 verdict of the year and veteran of six post-COVID jury trials, will talk about all aspects of effective trial advocacy from jury selection to closing argument, with examples from her recent trial experiences. She will discuss in particular how women can become successful first chair trial lawyers in significant cases. | CLICK HERE
  • June 21 | Brown Bag Federal Court – Judge Huie (In-Person – lunchtime brown bag)
  • July 11 | MCLE specialty (Hybrid Event – lunch provided) | CLICK HERE
    Ethics & Electronically Stored Information (MATERIALS)
  • July 18 | Judicial Mixer (LDC)
    The Federal Court Jury Lounge | Networking, Chuchy’s Tacos, drinks, desserts, ice-breaker game, prizes! | CLICK HERE
  • September | Q3 ABTL Report
  • September 6 | Nuts and Bolts (Remote)
    Taming the Trial Beast: Stipulations, Motions and Mutual Courtesies That Will Make Your Life A Lot Less Stressful. Panelists: Judge Trapp, Mark Mazzarella, and Rich Gluck
  • Sept 12 | Q3 MCLE In-Person Dinner Program
    Alex Spiro – “When It’s Worth Taking Cases to Trial” | at the US Grant Historic Luxury Hotel | CLICK HERE
  • Oct 11-15 | 49TH ANNUAL SEMINAR
    Fairmont Orchid, Big Island, Hawaii | CLICK HERE
  • Nov 3, 4, 6 | Local Law School Mock Trial Program
  • Nov 8 | Q4 In-Person Dinner Program
    Charity Event Benefitting the Local Law School Mock Trial Program
  • Nov 15 | MCLE specialty lunchtime program (Remote) Speaker: Marguerite C. Lorenz
    Beyond Competence: Mindfulness, Ethics, and Well-Being for Attorneys
  • Nov 15 | Q4 ABTL Report
  • Dec 5 | Brown Bag Superior Court – Judge Frazier (Hybrid)

2022 Programs – Event Archive

  • January 19 | MCLE Specialty – Competence
    Proven Strategies for Coping with Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, Burn-out, Disillusionment, and Cynicism
  • February 15 | MCLE: ZOOM Evening Program
    The State of Cybersecurity in 2022
  • February 22 | MCLE: Nuts & Bolts
    A Primer on Pursuing Cryptocurrency Assets in a Digital World
  • April 5 | MCLE: Judicial Brown Bag
    The Honorable. James A. Mangione, Superior Court
  • April 29 – May 1 | Annual Joint Board Retreat
    Pasea Hotel and Spa in Huntington Beach, California
  • May 10 | MCLE Specialty – Ethics
    Panel of four mediators
  • June 14 | MCLE: Judicial Brown Bag – The Path to Becoming a Judge
    The Honorable. Linda Lopez, U.S. District Court
  • June 28 | MCLE: In-Person Dinner Program
    Hollywood and the Law | Liberty Station, the BRICK
  • July 12 | Twelfth ANNUAL Judicial Mixer
    The Federal Court Jury Lounge | Networking, Chuchy’s Tacos, drinks, desserts, bingo, prizes!
  • August 9 | MCLE: ZOOM Nuts & Bolts
    Discussion TBD
  • August 23 | MCLE Specialty
    Forensic expert, Mike Wakshull of Q9 Consulting: “Know Your Biases: True Stories from the Courtroom.”
  • September 14 | MCLE: In-Person Dinner Program
    Recent High-Profile Cases in the Music Copyright World. Speakers (Stairway to Heaven and Blurred Lines), Westin Gaslamp
  • September 22 – 25 | Annual Seminar
    Rancho Bernardo Inn
  • November 4, 5 & 7 | Mock Trial
  • November 8 | MCLE: In-Person Dinner Program
    Annual Charity Event to Benefit Mock Trial and Local Law Schools at Deck655
  • December 6 | MCLE: Judicial Brown Bag
    Judge Smyth, Federal Court

2023 Executive Committee
& Board of Governors Meetings

  • January 12 – EC
  • January 24 – BOG (Athens Dinner)
  • February – EC SKIP
  • February 21 – BOG (Dinner Program – Q1)
  • March 2 – EC
  • April 6 – EC
  • May – EC SKIP
  • May 23 – BOG (Dinner Program – Q2)
  • June 1 – EC
  • July 6 – EC
  • August 3 – EC
  • September – EC SKIP
  • September 7 – BOG (Dinner Program – Q3)
  • October 5 – EC
  • November – EC SKIP
  • November 7 – BOG (Dinner Program – Q4)
  • December 7 – EC

Dates subject to change.

EC meetings will be skipped when in close proximity to a BOG meeting.